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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University (currently on the academic job market). I study international conflicts, civil-military relations, and alliance politics. I also research in the areas of East Asian international relations. My work has been accepted in International Studies Quarterly

I completed my M.A. in International Relations at Seoul National University in 2016. I was a Korea Foundation Visting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in 2014. I have been awarded a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship.

My dissertation, A Variety of Political Control Strategies in Civil-Military Relations, examines how external security threats affect the control of the military in non-democratic regimes and what are the impacts of military control on other security issues and leader survival. 


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